Accumulating evidence supports the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for suicide prevention (CBT-SP) as an empirically supported treatment approach for suicidal patients. In light of these findings, several procedures pulled from CBT-SP have been recommended for standard care with suicidal patients. The present article provides an overview of the procedures used in CBT-SP and discusses how these procedures meet, or even exceed, standard of care expectations for outpatient mental healthcare clinicians. Finally, the relevance of clinician fidelity to the CBT-SP model when evaluating standard of care expectations is discussed.
Bryan, C. J. (2019). Cognitive behavioral therapy for suicide prevention (CBT-SP): Implications for meeting standard of care expectations with suicidal patients. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 37(3), 247–258. https://doi.org/10.1002/bsl.2411